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Go Gentle has campaigned for voluntary assisted dying laws in every Australian state. We have briefings and resources on most topics related to the end of life, drawn from national and global evidence and expertise. Visit our Policy Library. If you can’t see what you’re looking for, please email [email protected]

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Our 2024 policy priorities

Go Gentle's Policy Library

Upcoming state reviews

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The importance of evidence-based policy making 

Our 2023 policy priorities

  • Pass voluntary assisted dying laws in the Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory
  • Amend Commonwealth law so telehealth can be used for VAD practice
  • Minimise out-of-pocket costs for people seeking VAD and ensure VAD practitioners are remunerated for their work
  • Secure consistency and improvements for VAD laws nationwide

Read more about our policy priorities here.

VAD in your state
The law in your state  

Every Australian state has now legalised voluntary assisted dying. Although all laws follow the broad 'Australian model' of VAD, there are some key differences in eligibility criteria and processes between each state.

Click on your state to find out more >


Upcoming state reviews

Each state's VAD law has a review process scheduled in the legislation. The exact structure of these reviews is not defined, but we expect they will invite submissions from the general public, health professionals and interested stakeholders. Most laws state that the reviews must be completed within a year.

Victoria Expected from June 2023
Western Australia Expected from July 2023
Tasmania Expected from March 2024
New South Wales Expected from November 2025
Queensland Expected from January 2026
South Australia Expected from January 2027


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The importance of evidence-based policy making

In the video below, Queensland University of Technology Professor Ben White explains why evidence-based policy making is so important.

Pyramid chart showing increasing reliability of information with anecdotes and opinions at the bottom, and met-analyses and systemic reviews at the top. Quality also increases when evidence includes courts, panels, peer reviews and non-partisan parliamentary committees.